Rig Technician

So, you think you might want to be a Rig Technician?

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Job Description

Rig Technicians (or Oil and gas well drillers and service rig operators) control the operation of drilling and hoisting equipment on drilling and service rigs. They direct the activities of the rig crew and the operation of the rig equipment, under supervision of the rig manager.

Oil and gas well loggers, testers and related workers operate specialized mechanical or electronic equipment to provide services in conjunction with well drilling or servicing.

Workers in this group are employed in BC’s Resource Sector by drilling and service rig contractors, by petroleum producing companies and by well logging or testing companies.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

Sectors
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Salary & Job Information
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For more information on how much Rig Technicians make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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